Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Back in January, we discussed the issue of dogs having rights similar to that of children in a custody battle.
WeirFoulds LLP
Over the past year, the Court of Appeal for Ontario has released a number of decisions which consider the application of limitation periods in trusts and estates litigation.
WeirFoulds LLP
WeirFoulds Partner Clare Burns co-authored an article in The Lawyer's Daily providing some useful tips on how estate practitioners can deal with unusual assets.
Mills & Mills LLP
As I have noted in my previous blog entries, the law can be slow to catch up to changes in family structures.
McLennan Ross LLP
Proposed tax amendments have significantly limited options available for dealing with shares of private corporations in estates. Executors may now need to take active steps to trigger losses...
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
The BC Court of Appeal decision in Winstanley v. Winstanley, 2017 BCCA 265, was released July 17, 2017.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
The decision in the precedent-setting case of Devore-Thompson v. Poulain, 2017 BCSC 1289, was released July 24, 2017. It marks the first reported case in British Columbia in which the Court...
O’Sullivan Law
A current trend in the increasingly expensive Canadian housing market is parents helping children or grandchildren and their spouses with a down payment or mortgage on a first home.
Torkin Manes LLP
Two recent Ontario cases show that while retirement and early retirement may bring about significant life changes, they do not necessarily satisfy the legal definition of "material change" needed to vary a support order.
Clark Wilson LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed that, when assets are transferred from a parent to an adult child without anything given in return...
Mills & Mills LLP
When working with your estates lawyer to prepare your estate plan, you will likely be asked a number of "what if" questions.
Lerners
There is a great deal of media coverage at the moment about the crisis in Family Court. Access to justice is a major concern for individuals who find themselves faced with a family dispute of some kind, and many people have nowhere to turn but the courts.
The Ross Firm
On behalf of Jenn McMillan of The Ross Firm Professional Corporation posted in Family/Matrimonial Law on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.
Mills & Mills LLP
P.P. and D.D. had a casual relationship that resulted in conception of a child.
Torkin Manes LLP
When a relationship breaks down, there are usually a number of legal issues a couple must resolve.
Mills & Mills LLP
Your powers of attorney for property and personal care come into effect when you are living, I explain, and your Will takes over upon your death.
Mills & Mills LLP
An Ontario Superior Court decision issued today confirms this applies to the administration of estates as well.
O’Sullivan Law
In March of this year, I wrote about the complications which can arise in administering an estate of an individual who owns a vacation home in a U.S. state such as Florida or Arizona.
Mills & Mills LLP
Spouse. Child. Parent. Issue. With the exception of the term issue, these are terms to which we ascribe meaning in our day-to-day lives.
Mills & Mills LLP
Many people are under the assumption that being in a common-law relationship provides a couple with "essentially" the same legal rights as being married.
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O’Sullivan Law
Clients who've headed south for the winter may be looking at buying a U.S. vacation home.
Lerners
There is a great deal of media coverage at the moment about the crisis in Family Court. Access to justice is a major concern for individuals who find themselves faced with a family dispute of some kind, and many people have nowhere to turn but the courts.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Welcome to the 18th issue of the Blakes Pensions Newsletter. This newsletter provides a summary of recent jurisprudential developments that affect pensions and benefits and is not intended to be legal advice.
O’Sullivan Law
More than half of Canadians do not have wills, according to estimates.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are the summaries of civil decisions released this week by the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Mills & Mills LLP
Many people are under the assumption that being in a common-law relationship provides a couple with "essentially" the same legal rights as being married.
Mills & Mills LLP
When working with your estates lawyer to prepare your estate plan, you will likely be asked a number of "what if" questions.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are the summaries for this week's civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
O’Sullivan Law
Perhaps your client owns a home or cottage that has been in the family for generations.
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